Kim Jong-Un Says He's Open To Talks With South Korea
In his annual New Year's Day address, Kim Jong-un both encouraged talks with South Korea and criticized it for joint military drills with the U.S.By Cliff Judy | January 1, 2015
Kim Jong-un's public appearances often carry deliberate messages and even threats to South Korea. For months this year, we didn't see him at all.
"If the atmosphere and environment are there, there is no reason not to hold a high-level summit," Kim said on state-run media KCNA, which was also broadcast by South Korean networks like Arirang. "We will make every effort to advanced dialogue and cooperation."
So color South Korea pleased, if skeptical, of the North Korean supreme leader's annual New Year's Day speech where he said he was open to restarting dialogue with the South.